Your Questions About Adhd Diets For Kids

Nancy asks…

My 7yr old son is way too affectionate with children. Can’t make any friends, kids call him the crazy kid!

It breaks my heart to see my son alone.He has adhd diagnosed since 5.He is not on meds but taking omega -3 with DHA for children an natural alternative.Taking omega-3 daily,eliminating red dyes, milk & sugars from his diet.We have provided very structured routine daily & school works well with us & his adhd.

Problem is this he thrives for attention from other children so much he overcrowds them with invading their personal space, talking inches from their face,he’s always getting in trouble for being too touchy feely like hugging,kissing on cheeks,trying to hold the kids hands mostly boys.The children don’t respond well to him being so overbearing so they’ve labeled him the ” crazy kid ” we’ve heard this first hand.Hes never invited on play dates or parties.

He has a history of sexual abuse when he was 2-4 when bouncing back & forth between his birth mom & his father.In kinder he exposed himself, peed on boys.Hes been receiving counseling since 4 his past affected him badly..cont
my husband & i have sole custody of his boy, our boy. However his unstable violent life he was exposed to when in his birth moms possession really damaged him. We go to counseling & will continue as long as he needs it.

we have learned the only way any child has any sort of involvement with him is if its forced like an activity such as a sport & scouts. Even so when the children have free time he is often left alone & children shoo him away.

Adults on his moms side baby him too much & are overly affectionate and encourage his rambunctious behavior making him more hyper as he sees others reactions are encouraging by his naughtt behavior.

In a sense its as though they allow him to do anything as to make up for what their daughter,sister did to the little boy.

Im just frustrated because today he grabbed a boys hand and tried to lay on his shoulder as they walked and the boy jumped back and said ” your gross what are you doing” causing the other boys in his activity group to laug
I mean a child with this disorder has to have rules which are pretty much black and white so we try explaining to him that hugs & kisses are for family not school & social activities.

He tries too hard with the children he doesn’t seem to understand what we mean. When the little boy reacted the way he did with my son, my son just looked sad. I tried explaining but this is an ongoing battle. Im afraid as he gets older this will get worse and children will be less likely to have contact with him. I mean hes 7 and not even the neighbors want to play with him. We live in a town of 500 and really word gets around. My son has a label and stigma on him already that this behavior is making things harder for him.

What can I do. A child shouldn’t be robbed of a childhood but no matter how hard i try to get people to come over to play noone wants their child around our son. This is sad. I find myself playing his games but he needs a real friend. Help

barry jennings answers:

Oooh this is a hard one.. Ok, well, first things first, talk to him, which i’m sure you’ve done already, about “personal space” and how he needs to keep it w/everyone. Also show him how to do it, literally thru role playing. He is 7, and he’d enjoy that. More importantly though, teach him techniques to make friends. Take him to a park, where noone knows him, so ridiculing will be out of the picture and therefore less anxiety and pressure on him – and spot a mellow looking boy about his age, go up to him, and start a conversation. Making friends is about finding common interests! Board/video games, tv shows, etc… Since he was sex.abused, he is thinking that’s the way to be “kind” to someone, and he overdoes it.
He’ll be ok. He just needs to learn.
ALSO kids with asperger’s have difficulties w/social skills. I would talk to his counselor about this too.

Sandra asks…

PLZ HELP need help writing a conclussion for my report need it asap?

In 1902 Doctor Still was the first person to ADHD as a disorder and named it defect of moral control. In 1922 the symptoms of ADHD where diagnosed and was called Post-Encephalitic Behavior Disorder. In 1937 doctor Charles Bradley was the first to use stimulant to treat children that showed sign and symptoms of ADHD. In the later part 1960 the name was changed to hyperkinetic disorder of childhood. During the 1970’s more symptoms were recognized that related to hyperactivity that include impulsiveness, daydreaming and the lack of focus. On 1980 the American Psychiatric Association invented the name attention deficit disorder. In 1987 the name was changed to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The American medical association said in 1998 that ADHD has been one of the research disorders.
ADHD is defined by the frequent pattern of hyperactivity and inattention. There are three types of ADHD the most common is the combined typed which is involves all the symptoms of ADHD. Inattention ADHD which is also known as ADD and it includes not being able to focus on a task. The third and last type is hyperactivity impulsive which is hyperactivity without inattention. Inattention symptoms may not be visible until you in a job or in a difficult place in school. Hyperactivity symptoms can appear with kids as young as preschool and present before the age of 7. The treatment options for ADHD that are available are medication and behavioral therapy and changing the foods that your children eat. There is non stimulant medication like Strattera and stimulant medication like Concerta, Ritalin, ADDerall and Vyvanse. The recommended ADHD diet is high protien content and not a lot of carbs ,protien supplement and drinking a lot of water. The problems with ADHD is that it does not come alone there are other thing that come with it some of the are Tourette Syndrome, bipolar disorder, Learning Disabilities, Depression, Oppositional Defiant Disorder and conduct disorder. ADHD is also linked to sleeping problems and disorders. ADHD can also cause social problems not being excepted by kids at school which can cause low self esteem. The cause of ADHD is unknown but most evidence leads to genetics.

barry jennings answers:

Your conclusion could look something like this:

Being diagnosed with ADD or ADHD may seem daunting, but working with a therapist and a psychiatrist to address concerns and problems can be greatly helpful to those afflicted. Changes in diet and taking medication as prescribed will also contribute to better mental health. With help and determination, individuals with these disorders can live successful, happy lives.

I hope you don’t mind; I’ve edited your essay for punctuation and grammar and a few missing or misplaced words. Here:

In 1902, Doctor Still was the first person to diagnose ADHD as a disorder. He proclaimed it a type of defect of moral control. In 1922, the symptoms of ADHD were diagnosed as Post-Encephalitic Behavior Disorder. Doctor Charles Bradley, in 1937, was the first to use stimulants to treat children that showed sign and symptoms of ADHD. In the later part 1960, the name was changed to hyperkinetic disorder of childhood. During the 1970’s more symptoms were recognized that related to hyperactivity that included impulsiveness, daydreaming and the lack of focus. By 1980, the American Psychiatric Association invented the name Attention Deficit Disorder. The name was changed to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in 1987. The American medical association said in 1998 that ADHD has been one of the most researched disorders.

ADHD is defined by the frequent pattern of hyperactivity and inattention. There are three types of ADHD; the most common is the combined type, which is involves all the symptoms of ADHD. Inattention ADHD is also known as ADD, and consists of not being able to focus on tasks. The third type is hyperactivity impulsive, which is hyperactivity without inattention.

Inattention symptoms may not be visible until you are in a job or have difficulties in school. Hyperactivity symptoms can appear with kids as young as preschool, and can present before the age of 7. Treatment options for ADHD include medication, behavioral therapy and changing the foods that your children eat. There is non stimulant medication such as Strattera and stimulant medication such as Concerta, Ritalin, ADDerall and Vyvanse. The recommended ADHD diet is high protien content and protein supplements, less carbohydrate intake, and lots of water.

The problem with ADHD is that it does not always come alone; there are often other disorders (known as comorbid disorders) that are diagnosed as well. These can include Tourette Syndrome, bipolar disorder, Learning Disabilities, Depression, Oppositional Defiant Disorder and conduct disorder. ADHD is also linked to sleeping problems and disorders. ADHD can cause social problems, such as not being accepted by kids at school, which can cause low self esteem. The cause of ADHD is unknown, but most evidence leads to genetics.

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